Thaly Germain joined the Lynch Leadership Academy in June of 2012. As Executive Director, she oversees program strategy, development, and implementation. Most recently, Thaly served as the executive director of aligned staff at New Leaders, a national leadership development organization. In this capacity, she co-led New Leaders’ program redesign, through which she had the distinctive experience of recreating the organization’s recruitment, selection, training, and principal support programs for implementation across 10 partner cities. Immediately prior, Thaly served as New Leaders’ national director of charter school strategy. In that role, Thaly developed the first-in-kind charter-specific strategic plan for improving leadership and achieving dramatic student academic gains across the Washington, DC, charter sector. Additionally, Thaly developed a differentiated curriculum and structure for recruiting, placing, and supporting charter school leaders in Washington, DC.
Thaly gained much of the firsthand experience and knowledge which has informed her career in leadership development while serving as a principal and assistant principal in Washington, DC, and in teaching history in both New York and Washington, DC. While a DC charter school leader, Thaly’s school received the Effective Practice Incentive Community (EPIC) “Silver Gain” award. During her tenure, her school achieved 40-point gains in reading and math. In New York City, Thaly worked as an educator at Harry S Truman High School where she helped to establish the Peace and Diversity Academy.
Thaly received a master’s degree in education from Trinity University and a master’s degree in administration from Fordham University. She earned her bachelor of arts in cultural anthropology at Bryn Mawr College.
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Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison K-8 School
Principal, Joseph J. Hurley Dual Language School
Head of School, Phoenix Charter Academy
Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School
Principal, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School
Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School
Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School
Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim
Principal, Gardner Middle School
Principal, Phineas Bates Elementary School
Principal, Urban Science Academy
Principal, Another Course to College
Principal, Harvard Kent Elementary School
Principal, Saint Paul School
Assistant Principal, Mission Grammar School
Principal, Kilmer K-8 School
Resident Fellow, Mather Elementary School
Head of Lower School, Salem Academy
Principal, Manning School
Resident Fellow, The Elliot K-8 School